This Information Applies To: 5000 series ICP-OES (5100,5110,5800,5900), AVS 4/6/7, ICP Expert version 7.X
The AVS can contribute to instrument performance issues such as sensitivity and precision. During troubleshooting, bypassing (or skipping) the AVS and running a worksheet during can identify if the AVS is the root cause of the issue. Other root causes could be the method application, or an instrument fault.
If an internal standard line is required, install the internal standard tubing on the peristaltic pump and locate a Y-piece connector (p/n 1610132400).
Resolution / Steps to Follow
Tip: The recommended stabilization time must be long enough for the solution to reach the plasma. When in doubt, increase the time settings on the Conditions page
Caution: Save changes made to the worksheet as a new file name to avoid changes to the worksheet set up for AVS use
Tips: For more AVS maintenance information, see Recommended Routine ICP-OES and AVS 6/7 Maintenance Schedule
Learn how to effectively operate your 5000 Series ICP-OES:
Agilent 5000 Series ICP-OES: Introduction to ICP Expert Software (Ver. 7.5) e-learning course available from Agilent education